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Fans anticipate Tiwa Savage’s debut film on Prime Video

Fans anticipate Tiwa Savage’s debut film on Prime Video

Tiwa Savage is set to make her acting debut in a new Nigerian movie titled, ‘Water and Garri.’

The movie will air on Prime Video from May 10, 2024. It is set in the city of Cape Coast, Ghana, and showcases gripping cinematography and storytelling. It will be aired exclusively in more than 240 countries worldwide.

According to the producers from Unbound Studios in January this year, the drama tells the story of Aisha, played by Savage, who is a fashion designer, returning to her native home after ten years away in the USA following a family bereavement.

As she reconnects with family, old friends, and her past love, she must learn to live with her scars and confront the guilt she left behind. The movie stars the likes of Mike Afolarin, Jemima Osunde, and Andrew Buntin. Ayanna Lonian, director of content acquisition at Prime Video, said in the press conference in January that audiences worldwide are looking for well-made, contemporary African stories, and Water and Garri delivers that perspective.

Tiwa Savage said that developing and shooting the film from an idea to launching globally on Prime Video is a dream fulfilled.

“I am excited for my fans and newer audiences to experience this vulnerable side of me that I have never shown. Meji Alabi brought the story to life in such a beautiful way, and I cannot wait to share it with the world,” she said.

Water and Garri is a co-production between Everything Savage, Unbound Studios, and JM Films. It is directed and edited by Meji Alabi, produced by Jimi Adesanya, and written by Comfort Emmanuel. Tiwa Savage composed the music. Savage, Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Adesanya, and Alabi are the executive producers.